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Annual Conference
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Aug 18, 2024, 7:00 PM – Aug 20, 2024, 11:00 PM
Embassy Suites by Hilton Lexington,
1801 Newtown Pike, Lexington, KY 40511, USA

BCBA Annual Conference Speakers Lineup

We are thrilled to announce the tentative lineup of speakers for the Bluegrass Community Bankers Association (BCBA) Annual Conference, set to take place from August 18-24 in beautiful Lexington, KY. Our outstanding list of speakers brings together industry experts, government officials, and thought leaders to share valuable insights and perspectives relevant to our community banking landscape.


James Sills, Independent Community Bankers Association (ICBA) Secretary

Mr. Sills brings a wealth of experience and knowledge from his role as ICBA Secretary, offering strategic insights into the latest trends and challenges facing community banks nationwide.

Julie Hanson, Senior Vice President, State Education Programs ICBA

As a senior leader at ICBA, Ms. Hanson's expertise in state education programs will provide invaluable guidance on navigating regulatory changes and fostering growth opportunities.

Marni Rock Gibson, Acting Commissioner, Kentucky Department of Financial Institutions (KDFI)

Ms. Rock Gibson's unique perspective as Acting Commissioner of KDFI offers attendees a deep dive into regulatory matters impacting Kentucky's banking sector and beyond.

Scott Kimel, Vice President, First National Bankers Bank

With his extensive experience at First National Bankers Bank, Mr. Kimel will share insights into banking strategies, risk management, and industry best practices.

Matt Evans, President and CEO, Owner at Bankers Service Corporation

Mr. Evans' leadership at Bankers Service Corporation brings a focus on innovation, technology, and service excellence, providing attendees with actionable strategies for staying competitive in a dynamic market.

US Representative Andy Barr (Invited), United States Representative (KY)

We are delighted to extend an invitation to Representative Andy Barr, whose potential presence promises insights into legislative initiatives impacting community banks and the broader financial services landscape.

John Cox, Director of Government Affairs, Kentucky Chamber of Commerce

Mr. Cox's expertise in government affairs and advocacy will shed light on policy developments, economic trends, and opportunities for collaboration between banks and business stakeholders.


Stay tuned for more details regarding specific session times and locations as we finalize our conference agenda. Join us for a week of networking, learning, and strategizing as we chart the course for success in community banking together!

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